Talbot Rice Gallery

Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

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The public gallery for the University of Edinburgh.

Established in 1975, Talbot Rice Gallery is based in the historic Old College, designed by Robert Adam and completed by William Henry Playfair. 

Part of the University of Edinburgh, the gallery collaborates with a range of departments, academics and students to produce its exhibitions.

There are three distinct exhibition spaces; a white-cube gallery devoted to contemporary art, a Georgian gallery hosting temporary shows, and a project space for emerging artists and residencies.

The Georgian gallery is particularly notable – not only for its resplendent interior – but because it was in this room where the young Charles Darwin (a medical student at the university in the 1820s) honed his passion for Natural History.

10% off catalogues

Valid to 31 December 2017

Enjoy a 10% discount on catalogues at the Talbot Rice Gallery shop with your National Art Pass.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm (Sat from 12pm)

Aug only

Sun, 12– 5pm, Mon 10am – 5pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)